When Longyearbyen was rebuilt after the Second World War, eight new houses were built in Longyearbyen to house the town’s miners. Some of these historic buildings have now become the Coal Miners’ Cabins, which are located at the top of the town looking down the valley towards the sea. With 75 rooms divided into single, double and triple rooms and apartments, each house has a communal kitchen offering self-catering to guests, a lounge area and communal shower facilities. Ask our staff about upgrading to an apartment which do have their own en suite bathroom. Rooms are functional and clean, although a little on the cosy side.
In the main building, which served as the old mess hall for the miners, you can find the reception, a small gift ship, a cosy lounge area and the Coal Miners’ Bar & Grill. The restaurant serves a good buffet breakfast and has a great menu in the evening. Drinks are very reasonable and you can get refillable coffee for the duration of your stay for a very reasonable 30NOK*
* Prices correct at time of writing
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